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Travel Document

Prepare Your USCIS Form I-131Travel Document Application

Travel Document
Application Package $245 + USCIS filing fees.
FileRight purchase price does not include other applicable government fees paid directly to the government. USCIS Filing Fee $105 - $575, Biometrics Fee (if applicable) $85
Disclaimer: FileRight.com is not affiliated with USCIS or any government agency. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. We are a private company providing self-help services at your direction. If you are looking for blank forms, you can get them for free at USCIS.gov. Select filing packages include an Immigration Lawyer Review conducted by an independent, licensed immigration attorney.

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Immigration Instant Error Report
  • Complete your application online using our easy to use immigration software.
  • Securely check your application using our Immigration Error Report technology.
  • Review entire application for omissions of key information.
  • Examine for typographical errors that might delay processing.
  • Confirm consistent spellings of names and places throughout the application.
  • Check for inconsistent, illogical or conflicting dates.
  • Review for obviously illogical entries.
  • Search for entries that conflict with each other.
  • Our software checks the information you provide against the eligibility requirements for the immigration benefit you’re seeking, and notifies you if those requirements are not met.
Application Package Assembly Service
  • Once you complete your application, we print, assemble and mail out your application package to you.
  • We include sticky notes on where you need to sign and date your application.
  • Service includes a pre-paid envelope for you to mail your completed package directly to the USCIS for processing.
  • We mail your application package via USPS.

FileRight Application Preparation Service Includes

Professional Document Templates Available
Personalized Application Filing Instructions
Supporting Documents Step by Step Instructions
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Professional Document Templates Available

Professional Document Templates Available

Communicate efficiently with USCIS with our professionally written cover letter and document templates.

Personalized Application Filing Instructions

Personalized Application Filing Instructions

Based off of your answers, our system will generate personalized filing instructions to guide you through the filing process.

Supporting Documents Step by Step Instructions

Supporting Documents Step by Step Instructions

Our easy to understand instructions will guide you through preparing your supporting documents to file your paperwork accurately with the USCIS.

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Customer Support Agents Available

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Travel Document Form I-131

Applying for a Travel Document

Start your Form I-131, Application for Travel Document online. We’ll help you in determining your travel document eligibility and assist you with USCIS processing procedures.

Easily prepare your Application for Travel Document simply and accurately today! Our step-by-step system will assist you when completing your official USCIS application online.

What is the I-131 Application?

If you’re legally residing within the United States but are not a citizen and want to travel abroad, you may need to obtain a Travel Document before your trip. With Form I-131, also known as the Application for Travel Document, you can obtain a Travel Document that allows you to reenter the United States after leaving it. Form I-131 is used to apply for the following:

  • Reentry Permit
  • Refugee Travel Document
  • Advance Parole Document

In order to obtain a Travel Document, file Form I-131 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prior to leaving the United States.

When do I need to file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document?

Legal residents of the United States and those with other immigration statuses can travel abroad and re-enter the country. Form I-131 can provide them with the appropriate documentation to do so. You’ll need to fill out Form I-131 to petition for any of these:

  • Reentry Permit
  • Refugee Travel Document
  • Advanced Parole Document

Reentry Permit

If you’re a green card holder or a conditional resident of the United States, you may need a Reentry Permit to return to the United States. If you intend to leave the country for a year or more, your green card will be treated as invalid upon your return. Your Reentry Permit will be what allows you to reenter the United States.

Refugee Travel Document

If you have refugee or asylum status, you may still travel to and from the United States even if you don’t have a passport. Form I-131 will allow you to obtain a Refugee Travel Document. This will act as your passport and looks similar to one issued by the United States.

Advanced Parole Document

In some instances, those who would otherwise be declared inadmissible to the United States can still reenter the country with an Advanced Parole Document. Some people who may have trouble reentering the U.S. without this document include the following:

  • I-485 applicants
  • U visa holders
  • Adjustment of Status applicants
  • Grant of LIFE Act Family Unity Program beneficiaries
  • Persons with Temporary Protected Status
  • Persons who have accrued unlawful presence

What requirements must I meet to obtain a Travel Document?

Request your Travel Document by filing Form I-131 along with the appropriate supporting documents. In addition to your identification and photographs, you may also have to submit documents proving your status within the United States. The types of documents you’ll submit depend on your purpose for travel and your legal status.

USCIS may also require you to attend a biometrics appointment. If you are traveling with anyone with a derivative status based on your own, they will also need to file Form I-131 and submit the appropriate documentation.

How long does it take to get a travel document?

After submitting your application for a travel document, it should arrive within 150 days. The process may take longer depending on your specific circumstances. You won’t be able to leave the United States until you receive your travel documents, so make plans to remain inside the country for several months after submitting your application.


What’s the cost to obtain a Travel Document?

USCIS Travel Document fees vary based on the category of the document: Reentry permit:

  • FileRight application package preparation fee $245
  • USCIS Application Fee: $575
  • Biometrics Fee: $85
  • Total: $905

Refugee Travel Document

  • FileRight application package preparation fee: $245
  • USCIS Application Fee (16 years of age and older): $575
  • USCIS Application Fee (under 16 years of age): $105
  • Biometrics Fee (between the age of 14 and 79): $85

Advance Parole Document

  • FileRight application package preparation fee: $245
  • USCIS Application Fee: $575

How FileRight makes it easier!

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Check Your Eligiblity
1-2-3 steps
Simple Step by Step Process
Question: are you over 18?
Answer a Few Simple Questions
Lawyer Review
Immigration Lawyers Review Your Application
Paper forms
Print out Your Custom Filing Instructions
Envelope (mail)
Mail Your Completed USCIS Form
FileRight is the easy way to complete your application
Complete your application online and file with confidence.

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We ask simple questions in English or Spanish and you answer with a simple click.

No Costly Mistakes

Our software checks your forms for errors and makes sure you have not missed anything.

No Confusing Forms

Our online service completes your forms for you. No more confusing forms or instructions.

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We provide personalized filing instructions for your completed form. You simply print and file with confidence.